Redmak Architecture and Urban Design LLP have been busy with designing their latest Passive House project. The aims of a Passive house is to provide occupants with a high level of comfort whilst using little energy for heating and cooling.
To achieve the Passive house standard in the UK, this typically involves:
- High levels of insulation.
- High performance windows.
- An airtight building fabric.
- an MVHR system with high efficient heat recovery.
Our Passive house scheme incorporates these elements into the design, as well as including additional features to aid comfort levels such as;
- Brise Soleil – reduces heat gain from south facing glazing.
- Photovoltaic panel – to reduce energy bills and produce clean energy.
- Green roof – aids biodiversity and provides an extra layer of insulation for winter and summer months.
- Passive stack effect – Cooling and ventilation of building with lower maintenance and operating costs.
For the environmental conscious folk who are looking to build their own house, why not consider a Passive House and seek your Architect for further information.